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Timetable (aka Time Table)

Published 1956

After the theft of $500,000 in a carefully executed train robbery, an insurance investigator (Mark Stevens, who also doubled as director and producer) is forced to cancel a planned vacation with his wife to assist a railroad detective in identifying the culprits and recovering the money. However, private preoccupations weigh on his mind and he grows increasingly restless as the investigation goes on.

External links:
IMDB page
American Film Institute entry
Noir of the Week review

Under the hood:
VIDEO: [XVID] 640x480 24bpp 23.976 fps 1097.5 kbps
AUDIO: MP3, 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 128.0 kbit (ratio: 16000->192000)

Copyright information:
original registration (optional): none
renewal registration (mandatory to ensure protection beyond 1983): none

Run time 80 minutes 21 seconds
Producer Mark Stevens
Production Company Mark Stevens Productions
Audio/Visual sound, black & white


Reviewer: Weehrs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2014
Subject: A Wife Knows
Such acting some of our "Today" actors need to watch a few more of these!
Reviewer: truthjunior - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2013
Subject: Good flick
Any film that holds the attention like this one is a good one. Gets off to a fast start and hold on. Good script strong direction and talented professional actors make this a winner. I had never seen this one(a rarity)and was quite pleased with it.
Reviewer: porterville - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2012
Subject: Mark Stevens Does Well in "Timetable"
The movie had a good plot and moved along nicely to a suspenseful conclusion. The acting was average to better with Mark Stevens in the lead role with a good supporting cast. The visual and audio were of good quality. A movie well worth watching.
Reviewer: Jebu - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2012
I was torn between 3 or 4 stars because although I was able to anticipate the "twists" of the plot (and I'm no Sherlock!), the movie was very well made I thought. You can definitely tell it's a 50's and not 40's film because of the stark realism--almost like 'Dragnet." Plus another think I noticed was that the African-Americans were portrayed as very professional in their characters (a porter, and a forensic police guy)instead of the typical 'comic relief' portrayals so common back then.
Reviewer: Moongleam - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2011
Subject: A welcome addition to the Archive
This is definitely a cut above the poverty-row films that commonly are uploaded here. Kudos to the uploader.
Reviewer: picfixer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2011
Subject: The perfect crime.
The $500 thousand dollar robbery of a baggage car is the perfect crime - that is until it all begins to slowly unravel, one little bit at a time. Stars Mark Stevens, who also produced and directed. His credited costars are King Calder and Felicia Farr. However Ms Farr's part is relatively small. Jack Klugman has a minor role.

Visually "Time Table" isn't film noir, but it definitely has a film noir plot. As such it is an engaging and suspenseful caper flick with a good cast. If it doesn't equal the impact of "Kansas City Confidential," it doesn't miss by much. Nor is it in the league of the mother of all caper flicks and classic film noir, "The Asphalt Jungle." But then nothing else is, which is an unfair comparison I shouldn't have made. "Time Table" is a solid, well-directed film which holds you attention until the final frame.

The print is in very good condition.
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